Why Is Congress Still Discussing Hydroxychloroquine?

There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients. So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?

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How Trump and Bolsonaro Broke Latin America’s Covid-19 Defenses

The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.

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With ‘Cure’ Comment, Trump Exaggerates Known Benefits of Another Covid-19 Therapy

An experimental antibody cocktail taken by the president has not yet been proven effective against the illness caused by the coronavirus.

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Hydroxychloroquine Is Part of the Online Conversation, Again

While the drug has not been shown to effectively treat Covid-19, many people on Twitter and Facebook urged President Trump to take it.

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What to Know About Sean Conley, the White House Physician

Dr. Conley, who was appointed as President Trump’s physician in 2018, specializes in osteopathic medicine.

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The Towering Lies of President Trump

It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.

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Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.

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The Covid Drug Wars That Pitted Doctor vs. Doctor

How much freedom should front-line clinicians have in treating Covid-19 patients with unproven drugs? The question opened up a civil war in some hospitals.

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Trump Complains: ‘Nobody Likes Me,’ Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing

The president lamented that his poll numbers were lower than those of his top science advisers. “It can only be my personality,” he said.

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Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online

Social media companies took down the video within hours. But by then, it had already been viewed tens of millions of times.

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The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data

Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, is said to have a history of cutting corners and misrepresenting information in pursuit of his ambitions.

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With Officials’ Backing, Dubious Virus Remedies Surge in Latin America

A chlorine solution, particularly popular in Bolivia, is just one of several unproven treatments gaining ground in a region desperate for hope.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Hails Hydroxychloroquine Even as He Fights Coronavirus

He is infected and has Covid-19 symptoms, but Brazil’s president still endorses hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment. He projects optimism amid a pandemic that kills over 1,000 Brazilians a day.

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What Went Wrong in Brazil

Despite a history of success in public health crises, the country has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.

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Federal Agency Halts Studies of Hydroxychloroquine, Drug Trump Promoted

The National Institutes of Health decided to stop one trial because the drug was unlikely to benefit patients, and another because not enough people enrolled.

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Trump Hydroxychloroquine Push Secured Millions of Likely Useless Coronavirus Pills

Before the F.D.A. withdrew its waiver to stockpile the drugs as coronavirus treatments, the Trump administration had embarked on a headlong effort to import tens of millions of doses.

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The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals

Two major study retractions in one month have left researchers wondering if the peer review process is broken.

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Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges

President Jair Bolsonaro hailed hydroxychloroquine as a godsend while he railed against quarantine measures and other best practices, undermining the country’s coronavirus response.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #chloroquine-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #politics-and-government

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Could Trump Turn a Vaccine Into a Campaign Stunt?

In a desperate search for a boost, he could release a coronavirus vaccine that has not been shown to be safe and effective as an October surprise.

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Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records.

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Trump ‘Remains Healthy’ After Taking Hydroxychloroquine, His Doctor Says

The president has hailed the drug as a cure for Covid-19, but his own health officials have questioned its effectiveness and safety. His doctor’s comments were part of a summary of the president’s health.

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Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Medical records from a little-known company were used in two studies published in major journals. The New England Journal of Medicine has asked to see the data.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Sends Two Million Hydroxychloroquine Doses to Brazil

The two countries are studying whether the drug is safe and effective for the prevention and early treatment of Covid-19. And protests in the United States have sparked fears of spreading the virus.

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Scientists Question Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts demanded verification of data and methods used in a study of drugs to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs might have increased deaths.

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Scientists Question Validity of Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts are demanding verification of data and methods used in a study of malaria drugs used to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs may have increased deaths.

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Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?

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Trump’s Inaccurate Claims on Hydroxychloroquine

The president falsely described scientific research around the malaria drug, falsely denied the existence of a federal warning against it and argued, with no evidence, that large numbers of health care workers were taking it.

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Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Obsessions Endangers Us All

They were all nightmare celebrity patients.

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At Fox News, Mixed Message on Hydroxychloroquine : ‘Very Safe’ vs. ‘It Will Kill You’

For two days running, Neil Cavuto has warned that a drug taken by President Trump, hydroxychloroquine, carries risks. Some of his colleagues disagree.

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Amid Hydroxychloroquine Uproar, Real Studies of Drug Are Suffering

The political fights around a malaria drug that President Trump says he takes daily have impeded studies into whether it works to prevent coronavirus infection or treat Covid-19 early.

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At Fox News, Mixed Message on Malaria Drug: ‘Very Safe’ vs. ‘It Will Kill You’

Laura Ingraham backed President Trump after he said he was taking hydroxychloroquine, but Neil Cavuto warned viewers about the risks.

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The Risks of Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Hype

The evolving story of this drug represents one failure after another among government officials, physicians and the media.

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Trump on Hydroxychloroquine

Readers criticize the president’s announcement that he is taking a drug viewed as ineffective and risky.

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Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Prompting Warning From Health Experts

His announcement drew immediate criticism from a range of medical experts, who warned not just of the dangers it posed for the president’s health but also of the example it set.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What to Know About Hydroxychloroquine

Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted to fight Covid-19 despite warnings from the F.D.A. that it can cause heart problems.

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A Drug Company Wagers the U.S. Won’t Dare Charge It With Crimes

Teva, the world’s largest maker of generic drugs, recently pulled out of settlement talks with the Justice Department.

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‘Lives Were Lost’ as Warnings Went Unheeded, Whistle-Blower Tells House

Dr. Rick Bright testified that he made early appeals that the Trump administration prepare for the coronavirus. President Trump and his health secretary snapped back.

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He Was a Science Star. Then He Promoted a Questionable Cure for Covid-19.

The man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment has made a great career assailing orthodoxy. His claim of a 100 percent cure rate shocked scientists around the world.

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Fact Checking President Trump on Coronavirus Pandemic

The president has served up a series of false and misleading statements as he seeks to counter uncomfortable facts about the spread of Covid-19 and questions about his push to reopen the economy.

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Who is Rick Bright? The Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Who Said The Trump Administration Steered Contracts to Cronies

Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.

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Avigan May Cause Birth Defects. Japan’s Pushing It for Coronavirus.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging the world to fight the epidemic using a Japanese-made medication, though there is little evidence that it works.

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Trump’s Response to Virus Reflects a Long Disregard for Science

The president’s Covid-19 response has extended the administration’s longstanding practice of undermining scientific expertise for political purposes.

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As Trump Promoted Drugs, Prescriptions Surged in Spite of Risks

Prescriptions for two antimalarial medications, heralded as a potential cure for the coronavirus, increased by more than 46 times on the day of a presidential TV appearance.

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Coronavirus and the Price of Trump’s Delusions

A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic.

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F.D.A. Warns of Heart Problems From Malaria Drugs Used for Coronavirus

The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have been repeatedly promoted by President Trump. But they should be used only in clinical trials or hospitals, the agency said.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Doctor Says He Was Fired Over Doubts on Hydroxychloroquine

Rick Bright was abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

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Fox News Stars Touted a Malaria Drug, Until They Didn’t

Laura Ingraham called hydroxychloroquine “a game changer.” But after a month of coverage, she stopped discussing the drug on the air.

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New U.S. Treatment Guidelines for Covid-19 Don’t See Much Progress

A panel of experts said there was insufficient evidence about many drugs that have been considered as possible remedies for coronavirus patients, including some President Trump has advocated.

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The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead

There will be no quick return to our previous lives, according to nearly two dozen experts. But there is hope for managing the scourge now and in the long term.

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Doctor Charged With Fraud After U.S. Says He Sold Treatment as ‘100 Percent’ Cure for Covid-19

A lawyer for Dr. Jennings Ryan Staley of California said his client believed he was helping people.

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